Archive for March, 2017


Joint statement following Wednesday 22 March’s terrorist incident in Westminster

On Wednesday 22 March four people died in a terrorist attack on the Houses of Parliament, Westminster. Cllr Ruth Dombey, Leader of Sutton Council; Cllr Tim Crowley, Leader of the Opposition at Sutton Council; Niall Bolger, Chief Executive of Sutton Council, and Sutton Borough Police Commander Dave Stringer said in a joint statement: “We are […]


£14m investment marks first step towards new London Cancer Hub

Ambitions to create the world’s leading hub for cancer research and treatment have taken an important first step forward as the London Borough of Sutton invests £14 million in NHS land needed to develop the site. Sutton Council has purchased more than 22,000 square metres of land in the first stage of a planned major […]


Open auditions, 4 & 6 April: The Roughs of The Wrythe

In the First World War 45 men of The Wrythe in Carshalton, from an area of just four roads, gave their lives serving King and country. The impact on the area and the families of these brave soldiers was overwhelming. Now, their memories will be commemorated 100 years on with a day of events on […]


Video – Sutton town centre gains Heritage Action Zone status

Sutton town centre has been chosen as one of the first ten Heritage Action Zones by Historic England, the driving force behind this nationwide initiative. Sutton joins Appleby, Coventry, Elsecar, Hull, King’s Lynn, Nottingham, Ramsgate, Sunderland and Weston-super-Mare. Sutton’s HAZ will be supported by local organisations including Successful Sutton BID and the Carshalton and District […]


Young people’s advice portal gets exciting revamp

Young people in Sutton will now find it easier to access important information for them to make safe and informed decisions about their health and well-being. The website for young people aged 13 – 19 years has been given a makeover to better support those living in south west London, teaching essential life skills and the […]


Lawyers win award for pioneering digital courtrooms

Council lawyers who proposed paperless courtrooms in a revolutionary scheme have won a prestigious award. The South London Legal Partnership (SLLP) won the Driving Efficiency Through Technology category at the Local Government Chronicle Awards last night. The SLLP, made up of Merton, Sutton, Richmond, Kingston and Wandsworth councils, is pioneering Digital Courtrooms, an innovative solution […]


Sutton Council agree budget for 2017 / 18

Sutton Council agreed its 2017/18 budget at Council on Monday 6 March. Councillors approved a 1.99 per cent increase to council tax rates in Sutton. The Council will also implement an additional two per cent rise in council tax as allowed by central government to help fund the growing costs of adult social care, bringing […]


Sutton enforcement team’s hard work gets results

A resident who repeatedly breached Planning Enforcement Notices and a Housing Act Notice has been slammed with over £40,000 of fines at Croydon Magistrates Court. Adrian Francis Lasrado was found to be in non-compliance of Enforcement Notices relating to two properties in Wallington and Hackbridge on Tuesday 14 February. Mr Lasrado was fined £15,000 for […]